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Bapsfontein man crushed

2012-05-22 17:47

Pretoria - A man was crushed to death by concrete slabs on the R25 in Bapsfontein on Tuesday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said a bakkie was doing a U-turn on the road when it was nearly hit by a truck carrying concrete slabs.

The truck driver swerved to avoid the bakkie, but clipped its rear, he said.

The truck then overturned and its cargo of slabs crushed a worker, who had been sitting on the back of the vehicle.

Wicks said three other people were taken to hospital.